Semi-secret Dell XPS laptop semi-delayed

Dell is keeping tight-lipped on this, but apparently they've got a new high-end XPS gaming laptop coming out soon, called the XPS m1730--that looks as if it will hit stores now in late September.

Dell is keeping tight-lipped on this, but apparently they've got a new high-end XPS gaming laptop coming out soon called the XPS m1730. We all know about it, as it's been leaked on Engadget, Laptoping, and our favorite French tech Web site, LesDeLLiens, among other places.

The purported M1730 should be worth checking out if the various online accounts are correct--it offers Intel's new Core 2 Extreme X7800 CPU, a Blu-ray drive, SLI graphics, solid-state hard drive options, and other high-end parts. From the photos we've seen, it does have one major advantage over the current m1710--the new model has a separate number pad.

The latest Internet scuttlebutt has the system being delayed from its original late-August release date to September 21 for the U.S., Europe, and Asia, according to Engadget--so it'll be a few more weeks before we see if all the online rumor mills were right.

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